Profile Portrait of Herbert Witherspoon (1873-1935)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 5/8 x 5 1/16 in. ( 19.4 x 12.9 cm )
signature: right: "Wm. H. Walker" inscriptions and date: lower right: "Herbert Witherspoon / DUTCH TREAT / MAR 12/35 / Died May/35"
Signed at middle right in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker"; inscribed at lower right: "DUTCH TREAT / MAR 12/35 / Died May/35"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Herbert Witherspoon"
Witherspoon sang numerous leading parts at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, from 1908 to 1916, and later served as president of Chicago Musical College (1925-29), vice-president and director of Chicago Civic Opera Co. (1930-31), and director of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (1932-33).
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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